A Hemoglobin Test Can Be Performed On Site at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point
A hemoglobin test measures the amount of hemoglobin in the red blood cells. This complex protein carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s organs, and also transports carbon dioxide from the organs back to the lungs. A hemoglobin level that is higher or lower than normal can indicate a number of underlying health issues. Therefore, while hemoglobin testing is relatively simple, it is also highly important. This analysis can be performed on site as needed at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point.
A physician at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point may order a hemoglobin test for any of several reasons, such as:
- To assess your overall health – A hemoglobin test may be routinely performed as part of a general wellness exam to screen for certain health issues, such as anemia or polycythemia vera.
- To identify a medical condition – If you are experiencing certain symptoms, such as general fatigue, weakness, or dizziness, a hemoglobin test can be used to help diagnose a possible underlying condition.
- To monitor a medical condition – If you were previously diagnosed with anemia or polycythemia vera, your physician may use periodic hemoglobin testing to monitor your condition and manage your treatment.
A key advantage that sets our urgent care center apart from many others is the way we process each hemoglobin test. Every lab test we perform is assessed by not only an on-site physician, but also a UHealth – the University of Miami pathologist. Our comprehensive diagnostic process helps to ensure that each patient receives the prompt and accurate answers that he or she needs and deserves.
In addition to hemoglobin testing, we offer a number of other in-house lab services, including tests for strep, flu, mononucleosis, urinary tract infections (UTIs), pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Our convenient, on-site lab eliminates the need for our patients to travel to various testing centers and pay the associated costs; at UHealth Urgent Care, patients receive just one bill.
If you’d like to have a hemoglobin test performed at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Keystone Point, contact us today or simply stop by. We always accept walk-ins, and you are also welcome to check in online to further streamline your visit.